Above the entrance to the courtyard of the Temple of Apollo at Delphi, a maxim is inscribed. It's translation:.
The artist is unknown - Lessing Photo Archive
Ultimately, the questions that will provide the clearest, most honest vision in that "looking glass" are:
WHERE are we, not simply in the "World”, but in the Cosmos?
WHO are we becoming in each moment, and who are we NOW?
WHAT can we do to fully engage with the myriad opportunities before us?
... and finally, WHY does all of this matter?
... because in any moment, life can be over, and we'll only be carrying into the After-world the “Virtue-currency” we've got on us at the time (more on Memento Mori later in the year, I'm sure).
Sit with those questions for a moment. I did. A good, long moment.
Sit with those questions often. I have, and I will continue to do so.
Finally, the ability (or inability) to honestly answer these questions is directly proportional to the sense of agency and perspective one experiences in their world. Therefore, we must…
(See y'all tomorrow.)